Office of Admissions

Apply as an International Student

Application Filing Period

Application Filing Period

Spring 2021: not available for freshmen
Fall 2021: October 1st - December 4th
Apply online via Cal State Apply

About the California State University (CSU) System  

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) is 1 of 23 universities in the CSU System and 1 of 2 polytechnic universities in California.  The cornerstone of Cal Poly Pomona’s strong academic tradition is the polytechnic, “learn-by-doing” philosophy. Cal Poly Pomona today…Global Leader tomorrow! 

International students are foreign non-resident students who require an F-1, J-1 or other non-immigrant visa to study in the United States. Regardless of citizenship, all applicants whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency. 

International Student Type

First Time Freshmen Internationals (from U.S. high schools)

You have not previously studied at a univeristy and are from a high school inside of the U.S.

First Time Freshmen Internationals (from non-U.S. high schools)

You have not previously studied at a univeristy and are from a high school outside of the U.S.

First Time Freshmen (U.S. Citizens from non-US high schools)

You do not need an F1 or J1 visa and have attended a high school outside of the U.S.

Transfers (Internationals from U.S. colleges/ universities)

You are currently studying at a college or univeristy inside the U.S. and have at least 60 semester credits (approximately 2 years)

Transfers (Internationals from colleges/ universities outside of the U.S.)

You are currently studying at a college or university outside the U.S. and have at least 60 semester credits (approximately 2 years)

Masters/Graduate

You have completed, or will complete, your bachelors degree.